John Riley, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, passed away Monday, September 16, at the age of 66. The CASNR student body will hold a candle light vigil honoring Riley this evening at 8:00 p.m. in front of Morgan Hall. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, at Lake Hills Presbyterian Church, located at 3805 Maloney Road in Knoxville.
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Gale Fulton, a former assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named chair of UT’s Landscape Architecture Program. Fulton, who begins August 1, will oversee three master’s degree options offered by the Landscape Architecture Program, a joint collaboration between the College of Architecture and Design and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
UT will award two honorary degrees and welcome a host of accomplished speakers at this spring’s commencement ceremonies, which begin May 8. Honorary degrees will be awarded to renowned journalist John Seigenthaler at the College of Law commencement and to opera singer Mary Costa, known as the voice of Sleeping Beauty, at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement. More than 3,730 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees at thirteen college ceremonies this spring.
Get to know Brad Collett and Lannett Edwards from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Just thirteen years ago, Brad Collett was an honors student at UT, working on his bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture and landscape design. From funny videos to group competitions and love songs, Lannett Edwards inspires the laughs that lead to learning.
The university commemorated the 150th anniversary of the establishment of public land-grant universities on Saturday, November 3, during the annual Ag Day celebration. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land Grant College Act of 1862, providing federal funds to establish many of America’s public colleges and universities to teach agriculture and the mechanical arts to all.
WATE-TV’s Erica Estep interviewed new UT alumni Justin Kramer and Aaron Ross, the first to graduate in UT’s construction science program. The concentration curriculum has given the students a multidisciplinary background with courses within the colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Sciences, and Business Administration.
College kudos: Get to know Professor Mark Fly and Assistant Professor Amy Fulcher from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
UT Knoxville has set its sights on becoming a Top 25 public research university in the next 10 years. Tennessee Today is featuring our faculty and staff whose work helps advance our goals. Doctoral student Daniel Reed is studying overall ecological impact of conservation practices and materials.
Becoming a Top 25 university is a top priority for UT Knoxville, and to make sure the campus stays on task, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has appointed a project director to oversee the effort. Effective Sept. 1, Mary Albrecht, associate dean for academic programs and professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, will oversee the Top 25 project and serve as associate vice chancellor. This will be a limited duration appointment.
Need help capturing the attention of your students? You still have time to register for the Third Annual Teaching Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Five outstanding speakers will help you brainstorm ways to engage and motivate your students. The workshop is free but registration is required.